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Scotland's 5 Best Freeride Lines

Best known for its ski touring, these adventures show that Scotland has some incredible freeriding too!

Description

Lift-accessed skiing perhaps isn't something that springs to mind when you think of Scotland but this list will soon change that! Spread across 3 of the country's biggest ski resorts, these lines are easy to get to, exciting and aesthetic.

The unique topography of Scotland is ideal for skiing and the clever positioning of its ski resorts allows you to access some wonderful terrain straight off a lift. There are plenty of long, difficult ski tours in the areas surrounding these lines but when fresh snow falls, these 5 lines should be top of your hit-list before you even think about doing any ski touring!

Flypaper Freeride
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Flypaper Freeride

Glencoe
361 m42°0 m1.6 km
This is one steep ‘ol run! Varying between 40 and 45 degrees, depending on snow conditions - you want to make sure you’re switched on for this one!
Moderate
Private
Spikes
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Spikes

Ben Nevis
477 m36°52 m2.6 km
This is one awesome bowl that has got to be on the to-do list for all backcountry skiers in the area, with easy access back to resort.
Moderate
Private
Back Corries - Chancer
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Back Corries - Chancer

Ben Nevis
439 m50°23 m1.4 km
Chancer offers the longest descent down to Braveheart Chairlift, but is reserved for advanced skiers.
Difficult
Private
Ciste Gully
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Ciste Gully

Cairngorms National Park
561 m33°N12 m3.0 km
One of Cairngorm's longest descents close to the lift system
Difficult
Private
East Wall of White Lady
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East Wall of White Lady

Cairngorms National Park
213 m37°W0 m0.7 km
A playful off-piste route above Cairngorm's famous White Lady
Moderate
Private